I have my typical salad “formula”, stir-fry and sheet pan meal “formula”, and to-go lunch “formula” – but I’ve received a lot of requests for other types of hot meals!
As you probably know, I’m on the low-carb train. While carbohydrates are NOT BAD (no food is bad), I do think it’s really helpful, and that the research shows that it’s the most helpful, to manage your weight or lose weight by following a generally low-carb diet.
Here are some delicious, low-carb, sugar-free (mostly) and very easy-to-make hot meals that can work for a keto diet, or any other low-carb diet!
9 Filling Low-Carb Recipes for Fall & Winter
Makes 4 servings
Chili is definitely a comfort food and one of the best winter recipes, so it’s great it can be made low-carb! This recipe will show you how to cook it in a pot yourself, but what’s great about it is that it can even be made in a slow cooker, so if you have it and love using it, definitely make some low-carb chili!
2 28oz cans diced tomatoes in tomato juice
1 lb 90% lean ground beef or turkey (or you can use grilled tofu if you prefer!)
4 cups baby carrots, chopped, or 2 cups baby carrots, chopped + 2 cups pre-diced mirepoix (you can make this yourself if you like – it’s just a mixture of celery, carrots, and onion!); I like to buy pre-diced mirepoix because, as you know, I’m ultra lazy and I value my time!
Chili seasoning, salt & pepper to taste
Top with 1/8 cup shredded cheese per portion
Spray a Pan with an oil spray, and add mirepoix and protein (beef/ turkey); stir-fry for ~10 minutes (you’ll know when it’s done when it smells like heaven!)
Combine all ingredients in the Pot and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes
Add seasonings to taste, top with cheese